Longsnout Seahorse

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Longsnout Seahorse

This species is known as Longsnout Seahorse and the correct latin name is Hippocampus reidi. The family that this marine fish species belongs to is called the Seahorse family. (e) Origin of this fish is Western Atlantic. (e)

Character and suggestions regarding care

This Seahorse belongs to peaceful species.

Longsnout Seahorse can grow up to 17 cm what is approximately 6 inches. 1 specimen basically needs at least 2040cm2 of water surface which is approximately 316 square inch. This fish should be kept in aquariums that are medium. (e) Medium aquariums have at least 113 Litres (30 US Gallons). Large aquariums have at least 265 Litres (70 US Gallons). Very large aquariums hold at least 700 Litres (185 US Gallons).

It is difficult to keep the Longsnout Seahorse fish. (e) The specific gravity (SG) should be between 1,020 and 1,025, the temperature between 23°C (73.4°F) and 26°C (78.8°F). The pH levels shouldn't be outside of 8.0 - 8.3 since most marine fish are used to the mentioned range of pH values.

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Document modified on Sat Dec 15 11:42:26 UTC 2007
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